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1000 people experiencing homelessness of that tragic number according to the 1000 people experiencing homelessness of that tragic number according to the coalition for the homeless over 60000 of those souls are living in the coalition for the homeless over 60000 of those souls are living in the new york city in this simple shelter system yes the city that never sleeps in new york city even this simple shelter system yes the city that never sleeps has a major problem with where it's porous denizens are sleeping and well that is and it has a major problem with where it's porous denizens are sleeping and while that is an issue unto itself it's one of the city's apparent solutions to its homeless problem that has caused you unto itself it's one of the city's apparent solutions to its homeless problem that is causing so much controversy the new york post is reporting that from honolulu utah to louisa's ng so much controversy the new york post is reporting that from honolulu utah to louisiana the big apple has some local
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homeless families to 373 cities e.l.o. the big apple and 7 local homeless families to 373 cities across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets as part of mayor bill de blasio spends across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets as part of mayor bill de blasio special one time assistance program and that city taxpayers have spent 80 national one time assistance program and that city taxpayers have spent $89000000.00 on rent alone since the program's august 2017 inception $10000000.00 on rent alone since the program's august 2017 inception to export over $5000.00 homeless families now while on paper the 2 export over $5000.00 homeless families now while on paper the idea of helping someone find a home in the city. and the city both idea of helping someone find a home in the city not in that city. boasting some of the highest rent prices in
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the country might be a good thing the executing some of the highest rent prices in the country might be a good thing the execution of this program have has less have less to have left much to be desired because apparently sion of this program have had less have less to have left much to be desired because apparently not only are officials in the many towns where new york's homeless is land are unaware of the program not only are officials in the many towns where new york's homeless is land are unaware of the program some are even suing new york city over being moved to another city and then a bad ram some are even suing new york city over being moved to another city and then abandoned in barely livable conditions so today let's get into the new end and in barely livable conditions so today let's get into the new battlefield in the united states war on the poor as we start watching battlefield in the united states war on the poor as we start watching the whole us.
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yes. that's. the part of it. but. it's the part of. you that i got. that i got. 6 or. 6.
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well come on watching the hawks am i robot or a. welcome one watching the hawks am i robot and on top of the lawless and former as someone who's lived in me and on top of the law list and as a former as someone who's lived in new york the former resident of america is very sad it is a former resident of america is very sad it is very sad it's it just doesn't seem like a very very sad it it's just doesn't seem like a very thoughtful way to 'd deal with a with a crisis that acts as a crisis and that's not a way to fall way to deal with it with a crisis that acts as a crisis and that's not the way to deal with human beings no. not at all let me deal with human beings no. not at all let me let me run you the plan 1st
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let's explain to people what bill de blasio put in him for so let me run you the plan 1st let's explain to people what bill de blasio also put in him for so like basing our presidential candidate. 5 seconds it was 8 so like basing our presidential candidate. 5 seconds it was 8 he was. going to have the plan basically works homeless individually as. the plan basically works homeless individuals and families are eligible for the special one time assistance program if they can prove it was and families are eligible for the special one time assistance program if they can prove they have been new york city in a new york city shelter for at least 90 days and that their household income is made by the new york city in a new york city shelter for at least 90 days and that their household income is no more than twice what it owes what they owe when rent and if they qualify they will more than twice what it owes what they owe when rent and if they qualify their.
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centrally pays for their moving costs and like one year's worth of revenue move them see a centrally pays for their moving costs and like one year's worth of revenue moved them to a city and a home somewhere around the country a lot of them didn't move to a city and a home somewhere around the country a lot of them did in new jersey and things like that but the problem is the city's not following up on this in any real way jersey and things like that but the problem is the city's not following up on this in any real way a lot of people are being moved into less than stellar locations right everybody a lot of people are being moved into less than stellar locations but right everybody just sort of disappearing and falling off the map and nobody's really paying attention to who it is and this sort of disappearing and falling off the map and nobody's really paying attention to who it is and this is what what i find most disturbing is it sounds very much like something that happened you know what what i find the most disturbing is that sounds very much like something that happened you know 10203040 years ago it was so san francisco and portland have used 7203040
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years ago it was so san francisco and portland have used similar tactics started under mayor then mayor gavin newsom tactics started under mayor then mayor gavin newsom. who some of you have seen and lots of the very person who some of you have seen and lots of on t.v. very progressive very for the people gavin newsom had this homeward bound progress very for the people gavin newsom had this homeward bound program for more than a decade and they transported hundreds of people a year program for more than a decade and they transported hundreds of people a year and the same thing some people did find a place to believe city officials and they looked into things and the same thing some people did find a place to believe city officials when they looked in the thing. a lot of people
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are unreachable missing just completely missing is found that a lot of people are unreachable missing just completely missing in jail or had already returned back to homelessness and the time that they left them out and in jail or had already returned back to homelessness and the time that they left them out and 3 years after they started transplanting their homeless portland or 3 years after they started transplanting their homeless portland oregon found that 3 months after departures nearly half of what almost half the people that 3 months after departures nearly half of what almost half the people. that they had found half of those who had been trained. that they had found half of those who had been transported. could be reached had lost their promised housing so they didn't get that support. could be reached had lost their promised housing so they didn't get the housing that they were promised they didn't get biggest things and to me if
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you're going to give money for someone it's like housing that they were promised they didn't get biggest things and to me if you're going to give money for someone it's like homeward bound or go back where it just feels very go back where you came from. or go back where it just feels very go back where you came from here homeward bound oh here why don't we get you to new jersey or somewhere else why don't you take your home or abound oh here why don't we get you to new jersey or somewhere else why don't you take $89000000.00 and build some affordable housing right that's one thing if you're going to sort of transition at 89000000 dollars and build them affordable housing right that's why i think if you're going to sort of transition allows a long term or telling units there's a lot of options with $89000000.00 the long term are telling units there's a lot of options with $89000000.00 the city pushes back. to the department of home with their city pushes back. to the department of. which is in new york
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city depend on these costs telling the post that the city actually services in new york city depend on these costs telling the post that the city actually saves on shelter funding which amounts to about $41000.00 new only perfectly compared to the saves on shelter funding which amounts to about $41000.00 and you only perfectly compared to the average yearly rent of around $17000.00 to how spam leads elsewhere you average yearly rent of around $17000.00 families elsewhere across not in their city right so i mean you're taking these people and you are across the aisle are not in their city right so i mean you're taking these people and there was one lawsuit right now that a couple a family of 4 was put into and there was one lawsuit right now that a couple a family of 4 was put into a home in new jersey the literally didn't have running water or electricity to home in new jersey the literally didn't have running water or electricity and so but now
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you can now you can pull yourself up by a bootstraps because we're helping you out for it and so but now you can now you can pull yourself up about a bootstrap because we're helping you out for a year but when you're not letting the mayors of the towns know or any kind of officials when you're not reaching out to your but when you're not letting the mayors of the towns know or any kind of officials when you're not reaching out to these people after they're there and all that how do you expect to go from homeless to successful within a year to these people after they're there and all that how do you expect to go from homeless to successful within a year it's insane i mean i don't know there's really any any way for it's insane i mean i don't know there's really any any way for that to happen and then you railway you know one of the things that's really upset exactly and simone who is a policy analyst at coalition for the homeless said we're initially for that to happen and then you railway you know one of the things that's really upset exactly and simone who is a policy analyst at coalition for the homeless said we are initially. a lot of
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complaints about conditions now that the program has an operation long enough that the so just seeing a lot of complaints about conditions now that the program has an operation long enough that the soda subsidy is expiring one of the main concerns is it might not be realistic subsidy is expiring one of the main concerns is it might not be realistic for people to be entirely yourselves efficient after that worst year and part of that is because people to be entirely yourselves efficient after that worst year and part of that is because there's no job part of that there's no food part of this program has there's no job part of that there's no food part of this program it isn't here's a package and saying we would like to go back to more to our hometown we would like to move into it isn't here's a package and saying we would like to go back to more to our hometown we would like to move into a place where the us to say ok here's $20000.00 to get you on your feet and get your family of us to say ok here's $20000.00 to get you on your feet and get your family along with food and food stamps or whatever there's no actual how it's throw
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money along with food and food stamps or whatever there's no actual how it's throw money and once once they're out of their zip code out of the 212 they can just and once once they're out of their zip code out of the 212 they can just move on because we won't do. we don't want to see them let's move on because we want to rebuild we don't want to see that. it's true. it's true. if there's one thing as this with contemporary us foreign policy is pax americana if there's one thing as with contemporary us foreign policy is pax americana and so you can use this same things as an ancient ones as a whole tool to apply to moment what so many of us on the phone or on the com are required to read this is just you dad this dance of khanabad to cuba. it's an event
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as well over the last 6 decades the united states government has been issuing an event as well over the last 6 decades the united states government has been issuing economic and military sanctions against a plethora of individuals businesses and governments around the globe and many cannot make a military sanctions against a plethora of individuals businesses and governments around the globe in many situations we're told that sanctions are applied in order to punish rival governments or at least situations we're told that sanctions are applied in order to punish rival governments or leaders and to inspire their oppressed populations to rise up against them in the theaters and to inspire their oppressed populations to rise up against them in the fight for freedom but what is the actual reality of u.s. sanctions will this fight for freedom but what is the actual reality of u.s. sanctions bill this week human rights watch issued a report on the current round of u.s. sanctions being waged on iran and this week human rights watch issued a report on the current round of u.s. sanctions being waged on iran and the findings revealed
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a very sobering brutal reality of the real damage sanctions caught findings reveal a very sobering brutal reality of the real damage sanctions cause are to america's foreign fronsac story. it's been a longstanding r.t. america's foreign fronsac story. it's been a longstanding battle between israel and iran israel saying iran wants to destroy them entering battle between israel and iran israel saying iran wants to destroy them and iran denying a 100 percent of those claims last year you'll remember the united states withdrawn denying 100 percent of those claims last year you'll remember the united states withdrew itself from the 2050 nuclear deal with iran and it was this past june that president donald itself from the 2015 nuclear deal with iran and it was this past june that president donald trump signed saying sions against iran even after israel conducted a number of attacks a trump sign saying against iran even after israel conducted a number of attacks on a. any and targets in syria and today it's believed to have expanded its strikes
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into late on a rainy and targets in syria and today it's believed to have expanded its strikes into lebanon and iraq in recent months well in jerusalem this week u.s. treasury secretary in iraq in recent months well in jerusalem this week u.s. treasury secretary steven and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu so the current sanctions that were written israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu so the current sanctions that were slapped on iran's economy basically cutting off their oil revenue are working but slapped on iran's economy basically cutting off their oil revenue are working but are they well bombshell new 47 page report by human rights watch found are they well bombshell new 47 page report by human rights watch found that iranians are getting humanitarian importance like vital medicines and medical equipment iranians are getting humanitarian importance like vital medicines and medical equipment what's interesting though is the united states has
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exemptions in iran's sanctions for them and what's interesting though is the united states has exemptions in iran's sanctions for humanitarian imports however the u.s. and even european countries are as a humanitarian imports however the u.s. and even european countries are essentially scared to have any involvement with iran in fear of maybe their country getting slapped with sensually scared to have any involvement with iran in fear of maybe their country getting slapped with sanctions to under international law though the u.s. should be monitoring the impact of its sanctions to under international law though the u.s. should be monitoring the impact of its sanctions on iran and address any violations of humanitarian rights the middle east director actions on iran and address any violations of humanitarian rights the middle east director at human rights watch said this quote trump administration officials claim they stand with the iranian human rights watch said this quote trump administration officials claim they stand with the iranian. people but the overbroad and burdensome u.s.
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sanctions regime is harming the iranian people but the overbroad and burdensome u.s. sanctions regime is harming the iranians right to health including access to lifesaving medicines comprehensive web audience right to health including access to lifesaving medicines a comprehensive web of us ancients has led banks and companies to pull back from humanitarian trade with iran of usa actions as lead banks and companies to pull back from humanitarian trade with iran leaving iranians who have rare or complicated diseases on able to get the medicine and leaving iranians who have rare or complicated diseases on able to get the medicine and treatment they require this week with u.s. treasury secretary steven notion and his retirement they require this week with u.s. treasury secretary steven notion and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meeting the countries are now in talks of not only israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meeting the countries are now in talks of not only keeping the same
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actions on iran but also adding more take a listen only keeping the same actions on iran but also adding more take a listen we have executed on a maximum pressure campaign for sanctions that we have executed on a maximum pressure campaign for sanctions they have worked they are working they are cutting off the money we are not doing have work they are working they are cutting off the money we are not doing this to hurt the people of iran we are doing this so that iran stops their bad activities in this to hurt the people of iran we are doing this so that iran stops their bad activities and exploiting terrorism looking to create nuclear capability and exploiting terrorism looking to create nuclear capabilities and missiles and we will continue to ramp deliveries and missiles and we will continue to ramp up. or more or as you've said
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now human rights watch says that rope or more or as you've said now human rights watch says that right now the saying the u.s. has alone are causing iranian citizens with a why right now the saying the u.s. has alone are causing iranian citizens with a wide range of diseases and medical conditions they can't be treated with the proper medicine and supplied range of diseases and medical conditions they can't be treated with the proper medicine and supplies this includes patients with kimi a chronic exposure to chemical ways this includes patients with kimi a chronic from exposure to chemical weapons during the iran iraq war and epilepsy in particular children happens during the iran iraq war and epilepsy in particular children with epilepsy resistant to common treatments causing them to have uncontrolled seizures with epilepsy resistant to common treatments causing them to have uncontrolled seizures that risk injury and over time severe and permanent
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brain damage while the u.s. risk injury and over time severe and permanent brain damage while the us is trying to denuclearize iran and iran is ignoring some of the rights of their own people trying to denuclearize iran and iran is ignoring some of the rights of their own people human rights watch says both sides need to meet the needs of those civilians caught in the middle human rights watch says both sides need to meet the needs of those civilians caught in the middle the end is sent and both sides should ensure that humanitarian rights are met the end is sent and both sides should ensure that humanitarian rights are met for watching the hawks i'm fair in front sac. for watching the hawks i'm fair in front sack. explaining that. explaining that. ever after every thing
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he turns to netanyahu and nod like that ever after every thing he turns to netanyahu and nod like that right they get it right i got it right it's only the people that suffer in sections and i don't write i write it's only the people that suffer in sanctions and i'm sorry what's the idea that the us is over there because it cares so much about the reign of people the us doesn't care about the i'm sorry what's the idea that the us is over there because it cares so much about the reign of people the us doesn't care about the iranian people they don't let's just be real here i mean look at look at what's happening in flavor only in people they don't let's just be real here i mean look at look at what's happening inflation since our sanctions in the past 12 months the cost of red meat and poultry has increased sanctions in the past 12 months the cost of red meat and poultry has increased 57 percent in iran to build a machine using eggs 37 percent 4077 percent in iran to build a machine using the eggs 37 percent vegetables 47 percent the same and the idea
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that they need to rise up and change just one of the one putting this person that's insane and the idea that they need to rise up and change just one of the one putting the sanctions on who are causing this not of their own government and that's exactly what works people see through that al-jazeera headquarters elderly iranian men back in july who are causing this not of their own government and that's exactly it works people see through that al-jazeera headquarters elderly iranian men back in july who actually said we are fine to tolerate and do whatever we can for our country yes there is pressure actually is that we are fine to tolerate and do whatever we can for our country yes there is pressure but we have to tolerate it our territorial integrity is important we shouldn't let foreigners but we have to tolerate it our territorial integrity is important we shouldn't let foreigners out and here's the deal you cannot scream and yell for a year as about how late and here's the deal you cannot scream and yell for a year as about how no. no other countries should even look at us sideways or make
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any comment about us because it might hurt you know other countries should even look at us sideways or make any comment about us because it might hurt the integrity of liberty. or jans or you know turn our our brains and. turn our brains red or something i don't know but at the same time they're sitting there saying if they do that if this you know if it was time thing i don't know but at the same time they're sitting there saying if they did that if this you know if it was turned around the other way it would be how dare you this is disgusting what about our people and around the other way it would be how dare you this is disgusting what about our people and that's where it becomes that the person at the top you know the who. and that's where it becomes that the person at the top you know the who is the who of are those people are the one losing food you know they're not missing out on me all those who have are those people are the one losing food you know they're not missing a meal all right as we go to break off watchers don't forget to let us know what
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human skin yes because that's just what we were all asking all of human skin yes because that's just what we were all asking for a smartphone that feels just like os asking for a smartphone it feels just like os.
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chose seemed wrong. when else chose seemed wrong. but old rules just don't call. me. old just don't call. me you'll get to shape out these days become educated and into get to shape out just to become active. and engaged because the trail. when so many from detroit equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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the disconnect between the vast majority of america. the disconnect between the vast majority of americans and what people see on cable news is huge and what people on cable intends and what people see on cable news is huge and what people on cable news think everyone should get outraged about nobody in america pays any attention is think everyone should get outraged about nobody in america pays any attention to whatsoever and this is what led to traumas victory in 2016 and 2 whatsoever and this is what led to traumas victory in 2016 in what setting him up for a victory in 2020. what setting him up for a victory in 2020. 2 days. is. today. this
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is the bad news in yemen to the united states and. the bad news in yemen the united states deems to be a threat the good. lord in syria. seems to be a threat the good. lord in syria the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up the right way military where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up the right way military funding an army was there's no. imposed funding an army was there's no anymore because there's always a small. code that's. for profit.
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so are. you. in the last 4 days. in the last 4 decades state prison
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populations of women in the united states is estimated to have grown by 800 kade state prison populations of women in the united states is estimated to have grown by 834 percent since 1978 a growth rate twice as fast and 34 percent since 1978 a growth rate twice as fast as the male prison population however went to burn the amount of women in u.s. prisons to those of the male prison population however went to burn the amount of women in u.s. prisons to those abroad we see a shopping disparity for instance are currently 231000 women behind broad we see a shocking disparity for instance or currently 231000 women behind bars in the us that is 4 times as many people as were incarcerated in all of japan in 2070 according to prison policy initiative women bars in the us that is 4 times as many people as were incarcerated in all of japan in 2070 according to prison policy initiative women. have become the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated
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population but despite recent interest have become the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population but despite recent interest in the alarming national trend few people know what's happening in their own states house in the alarming national trend few people know what's happening in their own states however people are starting to notice the problem even some major mainstream media publications to ever people are starting to notice the problem even some major mainstream media publications take for instance the washington post's magazine's latest issue which contains essays and for instance the washington post's magazine's latest issue which contains essays an art by formally or currently incarcerated americans in can we build a better women's formally or currently incarcerated americans in can we build a better women's prison by journalist carrie who are self serve 2 years in county in state court prison by journalist carrie who are self serve 2 years in county and state correctional facilities on drug charges is one that has raised some eyebrows
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in that she states the american facilities on drug charges is one that has raised some eyebrows in that she states the american prison system was built with men in mind the uniforms are made to fit male body is about 7 prison system was built with men in mind the uniforms are made to fit male body is about 70 percent of the guards are men the rules are made to control male social structures and male violent percent of the guards are men the rules are made to control male social structures and male violence and well we know that gender divide only becomes more apparent and aggressive as level and said well we know that gender divide only becomes more apparent and aggressive as levels of income and freedom of movement reduce is the answer in building pink walls of income and freedom of movement reduce is the answer in building prisons where the razor wire of the wooden maze but the letter was. made elaine's last so live appeared already holy writ us this amazed us here to help us decide. this and that is this the more attorney is that
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and are going to turn he has an eye for a black market about project there for the one black youth project. thank you thank you so much for joining us and i think johnny thank you for having me and i want to i want to start to start by asking you asking you this this when you look at when you look at the washington post piece it's gotten a lot of criticism and one of the things that kind of jumps out to me the washington post piece it's gotten a lot of criticism and one of the things that kind of jumps out to me is the writer writes about a visit to one of these prisons that's been designed for women specifically for me is the writer writes about a visit to one of these prisons that's been designed for women specifically for women in california and she states that there you see you know women are landscaping women in california and she states that there you see you know women are landscaping a paltry line walkway under the gaze of a player shirted horticulture teacher in a paltry line walkway under the gaze of a player shirted horticulture teacher to my right there dorms with
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a volleyball net to my right is a right side door of his equipment with the with a volleyball net and scattered pieces of exercise equipment for the women of earn their way to move the poor i'm there my way out to buy them and ride out and sing the run of signing intimate off line same the running running it all a lime green parrot trees the powell over think the parrot a tree to sleeping to do pertain to old to do could tell old deaker is over the years 8 in the 100 men and women who live their lives there. is a brick wall the 5 year old $240000000.00 facility is a brick wall the 5 year old $240000000.00 facility is still a jail but no razor wires are in sight even theory we can build is still a jail but no razor wires are in sight even theory we can build better prisons but the question after he was should we should we be wasting the titled better prisons but the question after he was should we should we be wasting the time and bill building building better prisons when really really it's the it's the prison
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systems i'm with him that's the problem. right everyone i think and i think that our way to initially approach that and say that we can't and can't think that our way to. initially approached and say that we can't can't improve prisons and if we did then we would continue to expand upon and apparently unjust prisons and if we did then we would continue to expand upon and apparently unjust system so a better prison is what is ironically a worse prison system so a better prison is what is ironically a worse prison. i think ari was obviously a little horrified reading i think i was obviously a little horrified reading the article the headline itself i think. we're going to call the headline itself i think. we're talking about a suitable prison for people or for women there is none. talking about
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a suitable prison for people or for women there is none. i think that when you you listed off a lot of. wonderful i think that when you you listed off a lot of. wonderful men it is very. men it is very. good. exercise maybe counseling services that my question is why can't those exist outside of science maybe counseling services that my question is why can't those exist outside of the walls of a person. should good observation. of the walls of a person. should good observation there's just no there is that understanding that we're in this mindset that the only way just know there is that understanding that we're in this mindset that the only way to deal with anybody is prison or
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to deal with anybody is prison or a fine or. all of this and that's where you end up with well if we just 9 or. all of this and that's how you end up with well if we just make it. which is strange to me. which is strange to me very very very. i think. i mean i see the logic very very. i think. i mean i see the logic in i don't but i do very in the idea of a modernized state of the art i don't but i do very in the idea of a modernized state of the art system but we do know when you look at history that we've perpetually system but we do know when you look at history that we've perpetually. sort of opted for a modernization of prisons and they quickly to tear your sort of opted for
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a modernization of prisons and they quickly deteriorate because in essence they are the dehumanization of people so it's hard to create proper because in essence they are the dehumanization of people so it's hard to create proper. conditions. in a place that is supposed. conditions. in a place that is supposed to quite literally dehumanize people by taking away rights like freedom to quite literally dehumanize people by taking away rights like speech and movement. but i completely understand speech and movement. but i completely understand why this conversations bring being brought up now especially because we also see as you mentioned a boom in this conversations bring it up now especially because we also see as you mentioned a boom in women in prisons. so within the last 30 or something years and women in
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prisons. so within the last 30 or something years it went from about 20000 women incarcerated to about over 200000 went from about 20000. and women incarcerated to about over 200000 or 200000 people which is. heinous so there are 200000 people right which is. heinous so then the question becomes how do we comedy this population versus what happened what's in the room the question becomes how do we commenting at this population versus what happened what's at the root of their incarceration which most women who are in prison or jail are in there are very shouldn't but most women who are in forever is in jail are in there. are survivors. both 1st and foremost they're survivors of years of sexual of sexual assault and plastic violence silence i think many of us have seen that they are
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often criminals i think many of us have seen that they are often criminalized for self defense purposes or practices. there are a host of revised for self-defense purposes or practices. there are a host of reasons why most women are in prisons and it doesn't have to do with their rehabilitative needs most women are in prisons and it doesn't have to do with their rehabilitative needs in the 1st place in the 1st place right or it's right in the sense that it's in the sense that their character has to be real but they're kept every ability to be rehabilitated we really are social issues or social structures need to be completely transliterated we really are social issues or social structures need to be completely transformed we do let me ask you this because i noticed that one of the things that we saw when we looked at the number from 94 and we do we let me ask you this because i noticed that one of the things that we saw when we looked at the number from 1978 over the course of my personal like my lifetime watching this number go up 178 over the course of my personal like
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my lifetime watching this number go up one of the things i noticed is that the federal prison didn't actually get much larger many did of the things i noticed is that the federal prison. didn't actually get much larger many did someone but the largest growth was in state prisons and local jails some one but the largest growth was in state prisons and local jails or county jails does that have a lot to do with cash bail and how does that system i mean is that one of our county jails does that have a lot to do with cash bail and how does that system i mean is that one of them is that a major issue especially for women i feel like as often single mother of a is that a major issue especially for women i feel like as often single mothers or being a lot of the major breadwinners shifted over 'd major lawyers or being a lot of the major breadwinners shifted over major like household person is that part of it are things like cash bail like
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a household person is that part of it are things like cash bail is that this is just more policing for profit or am i being paranoid you know i don't think you're being paranoid is that this is just more policing for profit or am i being paranoid you know i don't think you're being paranoid and i think it's easy to see it that way because it seems. i think it's easy to see it that way because it seems. so practice i think i can't speak on it fully but i would say it's a horrible practice i think i can't speak on it fully but i would say that it has a lot to do with the kinds of quote unquote crimes that are being made that it has a lot to do with the kinds of quote unquote crimes that are being committed which really it is who is being targeted and how is that target changing committed which really it is who is being targeted and how is that target change when. we see that a lot of the women who are incarcerated are actually in jails and not prisons we
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see that a lot of the women who are incarcerated are actually in jails and not prisons a lot of them are simply awaiting trial. or dealing with very small offenses like a lot of them are simply awaiting trial. are dealing with very small offenses like best and. first survive. first of all so they're purpose and. so they're not cases in a way he says in a. federal prison you would be sent to federal prisons or. really aggressive sentences. and for that reason i think you look at really aggressive sentences. and for that reason i think you look at the prison policy i think. study and you see that there is prison policy i think. study and you see that there is just proportionately there are more women in jails so one of the things i wonder. is that you do it just proportionately there are
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more women in jails so one of the things i wonder. is that you do a lot of work do you see in terms of trying to change the code a lot of work. in terms of trying to change the incarceration system what are some of the things that are happening here on a local level and do you see that you are. like what are some of the things that are happening here on a local level and do you see that you're working on. that because that is my context very. glad you asked that because that is my context. at least in the work that i do i think d.c. is a prime example of. at least in the work that i do i think d.c. is a prime example of. just the terror that is our current incarceration system dc's incarceration rate. just the terror that is our current incarceration system d.c.'s incarceration rate surpasses the national average right behind mississippi in terms
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of incarceration rate surpasses the national average right behind mississippi in terms of incarceration rates. and you've seen a lot more coverage it's very. and. you've seen a lot more coverage and conversation about the criminalization of black girls for being black girls and conversation about the criminalization of black girls for being black girls honestly a lot of black women in particular. honestly a lot of black women particularly young black girls are arrested in criminalized for skipping class black girls are arrested in criminalized for skipping class. for issues that they might have at home. if they're. for issues that they might have at home. if they're victims of sex trafficking oftentimes they are persecuted or prosecuted as victims of sex trafficking
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oftentimes they are persecuted or prosecuted. as eliciting sort of prostitution so you see them as eliciting sort of prostitution so you see that we also see that uptick in that happening in d.c. so again the conversation can easily turn. up to can that happening in d.c. so again the conversation can easily turn into how do we accommodate prisons and expand upon jails and prisons for this increasing population and into how do we accommodate prisons and expand upon jails and prisons for this increasing population where the question should be why are they being incarcerated and you quickly find out where the question should be why are they being incarcerated and you quickly find out. they're rooted in stomach issues you know. they're rooted in stomach issues you know i think a lot of readers cover this war we talked about even when the show was this kind of war on the poor that were involved
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a lot of others covered this war we talked about even when the show was this kind of war on the poor that were involved in if you're poor story you're you know 2nd class 3rd class 4th. if you're poor story. you know 2nd class 3rd class 4th in this country and we'd rather throw you in jail should be to different cities around the country and kind of push the positions in this country and we'd rather throw you in jail should be to different cities around the country and kind of push the problem away rather than actually trying to help people that's the reason part about it i think that's also why problem away rather than actually trying to help people that's the reason part about it i think that's also why d.c. is a great example. there is a recent move to decriminalize sex work that d.c. is a great example. there is a recent move to decriminalize sex work. right and oftentimes people in sex work are not only gender minorities trans women right and oftentimes people in sex work are not only gender minorities trans women. racial minorities black women. but
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again there are. racial minorities black women. but again there for survival purposes more often than not. and they're being criminalized and they're be for survival purposes more often than not. and they're being criminalized and they're being. assaulted both in jail by police officers being. assaulted both in jail by police officers and on the streets so yes it is a war on the poor on earth and on the streets so yes it is a war on the poor on racial minority populations. also more than half of minority populations. also more than half of people in prisons have mental health conditions so there is a lot of work half of people in prisons have mental health conditions so there is a lot of work that we have to sit there and i think about that 1st part is understanding where the disparities are when it's you know that we have to sit
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there and i think about that 1st part is understanding where the disparities are when it's you know especially when men women of color and and i think feminism has 0 as a road here that has to work especially when men women of color and and i think the . but as i'm has all as i wrote here it has to work to make sure it gets to working on this a lot harder for us thank you so much make sure it gets to working on this a lot harder for us thank you so much for coming on and keep up the great work over the world to bring convertibles thank you for coming on and keep up the great work over the world thank you very much to. it big things have small beginnings then there's a lot in store. if big things have small beginnings then there's a lot in store for the asteroid high shiah you see high g.i. was passed as past the 4 were for the asteroid high shiah you see high g. it was passed as past the 4 were quire months necessary to be considered a dwarf planet originally the asteroid had met the other requirements need quire
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ments necessary to be considered a dwarf planet originally the asteroid had met the other requirements needed for classification a.j. appears to orbit the sun it's not a moon orbiting into it for classification edgy appears to orbit the sun it's not a moon orbiting another planet and has not cleared other objects out of its own or but now thanks to the new another planet and has not cleared other objects out of its own or but now thanks to the new high resolution imagery you're seeing here it appears that idea is spherical in shape which i resolutely imagery you're seeing here it appears that idea is spiritual in shape which checks off the final box on its way to being classified a dwarf planet this classification checks off the final box on its way to being classified a dwarf planet this classification once ratified would make the smallest work planet and our solar system once ratified would make the smallest work planet and our solar system thing small beginning that is really cool i never.
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thing this small beginning that is really cool i never knew there was this this neat classification with a void trying to figure out what is a dwarf planet there was this this new classification when. like trying to figure out what is a dwarf planet and once an asteroid you know that somebody rolls right right and some asteroid you know that somebody rolls right right and now i hear the bass is trying to light change the well they're contemplating the change of like how it's like now i hear the bass is trying to light changed while they're contemplating the change of like how it's like star trek the prime directive and like when we interact with other planets like how do we interact startrek the prime directive like when we interact with other planets like how do we interact with what gravity take back and what can we expect back there actually contemplated not now but this could have been what gravity take back and what can we expect back there actually contemplated not now but this is passing the smallest dwarf planet what it's like an upgrade that this is passing the smallest dwarf planet like what it's like an
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upgrade that finally. finally. it is excited and excited but a little while they've got to know we're going to have it is exciting a big site it will be a while they got out of we're going to pop over there anytime soon but no probably not you're going to make it there will be a pop over there anytime soon but no no probably not you're going to make it there before it was a woman is going to be in space mark my words before the end of it all before i thought it was a woman is going to be in space mark my words before the end of it all she's going to make she go make it i'm ok with that i'm and. she's going to make it she go make it i'm ok with m m m m a space cadet so anyone can have his card so for you to be everyone. i'm
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a space cadet so anyone can have his heart so for you to everyone remember in this world we are definitely not told that we are loved enough so i tell you all remember in this world we are definitely not. told we are loved enough so i tell you all i love you i am tired opened up and caught a lot of people watching all those hawks up there on the bridge i love you i am tired opened up on top of keep on watching all those hawks out there on the bridge and later. and later. look. look.
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what politicians do something. what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury or somehow want to be rich so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be rich to. have to like to be prosperous like the full screen in the morning what's it like to be prosperous like when the fog screen the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of my colleagues can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of my colleagues. place sydney.
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place sydney. during the great depression which i'm old must remember there was. during the great depression which i'm old enough to remember there was most of my family were unemployed working class there wasn't it was bed and most of my family were unemployed working class there wasn't it was bed you know much worse subjectively than today but there was an expectation of the things were going to get a much worse objective listen today but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there is good better. there was a real sense of hopefulness there isn't today today's america was shaped by the 10 principles of concentration today today's america was shaped by the 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power. reduced democracy of wealth and
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power. reduced democracy attack solid doubt engineer elections manuf attack solid doubt engineer elections manufacture consent and other principles according to no on tone scale fracture consent and other principles according to no i'm jones one set of rules for the rich opposite several from. one set of rules for the rich opposite several so. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of. that's what happens when you put her into the hands of a narrow sector of will which will is dedicated to increasing the narrow sector of will which will is dedicated to increasing power for just as you'd expect one of the most influential intellectuals power for just as you'd expect one of the most
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influential intellectuals of our time speaks about the modern civilization of america. of our time. speaks about the modern civilization of america. all across the middle east and beyond there are large scale protests. all across the middle east and beyond there are large scale protests and growing political instability in many countries the old ways of doing business only annoying political instability in many countries the old ways of doing business but only in rich privileged elites while the prospects for the many are few and far in between rich privileged elites while the prospects for the many are few and far in between to the elites have answers for today's growing problem. to the elites have
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answers for today's growing problem. i'm going to leave it. up and leave it.
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in geneva for peace talks on syria. meet in geneva for peace talks on syria the. war torn country. the war torn country. detained. blumenthal claims he was arrested. detained. blumenthal claims he was arrested on charges of assault.
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assault. position we've been speaking to his lawyer. we've been speaking to him. lawyer. these charges are blatantly false and highly inflammatory. the u.k. is heading for a false highly inflammatory. the u.k. is heading for a general election as parliament approved boris johnson's bill seeking a december 28th general election as parliament approved boris johnson's bill seeking a december 12th vote to break the breaks that impasse. well the 12th vote to break the brics it impasse. well those are the headlines i'll be back here in around and i was time with another round up meantime stay with those of the headlines i'll be back here in around and i was time with another round up meantime stay.

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